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It took Polish amateur mechanic Jacek Mazur 8 years and $33,000, but he realized his dream - building a custom McLaren F1 supercar in his own home. The 48 year old can now take his car, which reaches speeds of up to 200mph (322 kph), and speeds from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 100 kph) in 6 seconds flat.  Jacek combined an engine from audi and brakes and other details from Mercedes to make this one-of-a-kind supercar!

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It took Polish amateur mechanic Jacek Mazur 8 years and $33,000, but he realized his dream - building a custom McLaren F1 supercar in his own home. The 48 year old can now take his car, which reaches speeds of up to 200mph (322 kph), and speeds from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 100 kph) in 6 seconds flat.  Jacek combined an engine from audi and brakes and other details from Mercedes to make this one-of-a-kind supercar!
Jacek Mazur is an avid Top Gear fan and built a £5m supercar in his garage out of spare parts for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. He said: "I named it the Hamonda in his honour of Richard Hammond. It is the same size as for a child but I'm sure Richard could be a fit." It isn't the Polish amateur mechanic's first home-made supercar - previous projects have included copies of a Lambourghini Countach and a Porsche 911 - but Mazur described the McLaren as his 'ultimate' success. Just 106 of the supercars are thought to exist and they are usually found in the garages of super-wealthy celebrities such as talk show host Jay Leno and Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson. They can fetch unbelievable sums and in August this year one sold for a staggering £5.1million at classic car auction Gooding & Company.

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Now when I am in my car people just stop and start taking pictures. "It is like being on a date with Angelina Jolie or Sandra Bullock in the centre of New York." He added: "In some ways it is actually better having a replica. The real thing is so expensive I would be afraid to take it anywhere for fear of getting it dirty." The incredible McLaren F1 has been built with the help of more than 30 of his friends and family. He used the engine from an Audi and the brakes from a Mercedes. The father-of-two also spent hours online researching photographs of the car and on blogs so that he could build his own parts and the streamlined shell of the vehicle. And despite spending thousands of hours in his garage he has managed to keep the support of his wife, Gosia. She said: "This is his passion. Ever since I have known him he has loved cars. "He does spend a lot of time with them but it is better than him just sitting in the pub or doing something useless and boring."

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Even though the Mclaren F1 is 27 years old it remains a landmark achievement, especially in a decade not particularly favorable to supercars. The 1980s produced plenty of idols for posters -- the Ferrari F40 and the Porsche 959 are a couple of the usual suspects, but the decade of the 1990s offered a number of duds that fell victim to a recession-hit economy, planned at a time of economic prosperity to be foiled by a sudden downturn. Of the handful of supercars that made it to market, we still have to take our hats off to the F1, which not only delivered all that it promised but did so without rehashing older technology or cutting corners to reach a wider audience.

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As where on the subject of modified and custom built cars this mobility scooter just might be the perfect companion for your Mclaren F1. Mobility scooters are a great way for people with disabilities to get around, they offer the opportunity for a person to go shopping, travel along the beach landscape garden or simply walk the dog. The majority of scooters have a top theoretical speed of 8mph which too many is actually quite fast. A Lincolnshire plumber called Colin Furze was unhappy with the slow speeds of his current mobility scooter and wanted to upgrade the motor by replacing it with a motor bike engine. Now his scooter has a top speed of 69mph and he couldn't be happier as shopping and other chores are completed in a much quicker time than previously. It took nearly three months converting the scooter which now boasts a powerful 125cc motorbike engine that is hidden under the seat. it also now has five gears and twin exhausts a very sleek scooter indeed.

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The petrol-powered super scooter, which is British racing green, can almost reach the national speed limit and keep up with cars on the motorway.
It does 10 miles to the gallon and is nearly nine times faster than an average mobility scooter which glides along at just 8mph.
“It is quite scary when I’m driving it fast as the frame is pretty flimsy and designed for going along at slow speeds,” said Colin, from Stamford.
“You can’t take your eyes off the road when driving it as any rash steering decisions could make it flip over and the slightest dip or bump in the road makes it drift off course.”


 

Colin decided to transform the scooter after he was given the machine by a friend.
He was determined to build the fastest mobility scooter in the world and applied to Guinness to set the record as there wasn’t one already in place.
He was told his scooter would have to travel at least 61.4mph and still look like a commercial mobility scooter.
“You hear lots of people complain about scooters going really slowly around supermarkets and blocking the aisles so I thought it would be a laugh to make a really fast one,” he said. Maybe the national acrobatic and stunt course mobility scooter organisation will become a reality, I imagine a lot of elderly people would enjoy a fast paced day out at there local assault course WITH TEA AND CREAM SCONES FOR AFTER, LOVELY.

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This is such a sweet and canny story, Eugene Bostick, is an 83-year-old retiree in Fort Worth, Texas, who spends his days operating the coolest train in the world. He has created a homemade dog train to take rescued strays out for fun rides around the neighbourhood. Eugene and his brother Corky live on a dead-end street.  Many locals bring their unwanted dogs to leave them behind, when Eugene began adopting them and taking them for rides with his tractor. “We started feeding them, letting them in, taking them to the vet to get them spayed and neutered. We made a place for them to live,” Eugene said.

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“I seen this guy with a tractor who attached these carts to pull rocks. I thought, ‘Dang, that would do for a dog train.’ I’m a pretty good welder, so I took these plastic barrels with holes cut in them, and put wheels under them and tied them together,” Eugene continued. “Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited.” “I started out with my tractor… I’d put 4-5 dogs in there and take them riding.” All of a sudden, a couple more dogs showed up. I said, ‘Oh, that’s not enough room’ – and that’s when I came up with THAT.” “I’m a pretty good welder, so I took these plastic barrels with holes cut in them, and put wheels under…”  An Elderly Man Builds This Incredible Train To Take Rescued Homeless Dogs On Adventures 3 Years Ago. Eugene Bostick, is an 80-year-old retiree in Fort Worth, Texas, who spends his days operating the coolest train in the world. He has created a homemade dog train to take rescued strays out for fun rides around the neighborhood!

 

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Eugene and his brother Corky live on a dead-end street.  Many locals bring their unwanted dogs to leave them behind, when Eugene began adopting them and taking them for rides with his tractor. “We started feeding them, letting them in, taking them to the vet to get them spayed and neutered. We made a place for them to live,” Eugene said.
“I seen this guy with a tractor who attached these carts to pull rocks. I thought, ‘Dang, that would do for a dog train.’ I’m a pretty good welder, so I took these plastic barrels with holes cut in them, and put wheels under them and tied them together,” Eugene continued. “Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited.” “I started out with my tractor… I’d put 4-5 dogs in there and take them riding.” “All of a sudden, a couple more dogs showed up. I said, ‘Oh, that’s not enough room’ – and that’s when I came up with THAT.” “I’m a pretty good welder, so I took these plastic barrels with holes cut in them, and put wheels under…” Now, the 80-year-old retiree takes his rescued dogs on a train ride twice a week. Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited.”

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Adam Savage decided to make a real-life flying Iron Man suit, The former Mythbuster has started a new Discovery Channel series titled Savage Builds and the first episode is dedicated to the Iron Man build. Marvel Cinematic Universe fans have been making some pretty amazing suits over the years with incredible detail, but this just might be the best in terms of what Tony Stark would make if he were a real person and not a comic book character. Adam Savage got the idea to make the Iron Man suit after learning about the 3D printing company EOS, who are able to print titanium. Technically, the suit is made from thin titanium and not iron, but it is bulletproof, as the video shows. The suit was tested using .22, 9mm, and .45 bullets, each one leaving a minor scratch on the armor. Marvel Studios provided official design dimensions from the movies, which were then plugged into the computer to make each individual piece. Savage had this to say about the build.

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"It sounds like hyperbole, but I swear... if Tony Stark was not fictional and he was building an Iron Man suit right now, this is precisely how he would do it and this is the exact technology he'd be using." In order to get the Iron Man suit to fly like it does in Avengers: Endgame, a jetpack from Gravity Industries was provided. As for how the suit is able to fly, or in this case hover, Five 1,000-horsepower miniature jet engines were strapped to the titanium suit, which is pretty crazy. While the suit isn't able to fly next to jets in the sky, it was able to hover about 15 feet off of the ground.

 

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Adam Savage was overall very happy with his Iron Man suit build, though he did not try on the suit in the end. He did mess with the jetpack technology and had a blast trying to get the hang of the controls. Savage Builds premieres on the Science Channel and already aired on the Discovery channel. Each episode covers a new build from the former Mythbuster. Savage had this to say about his new show. "This new series is a culmination of sorts, as I get to work with some of the most brilliant minds out there as we attempt to solve really absurd ideas that I've had in my head for a long time, but have never had the opportunity to dive into. Of course, the most absurd ideas are often what generates the most innovative engineering.

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Savage Builds is now available to stream on Discovery Channel, which is the only place to see the Iron Man build in full. However, there are some pretty significant clips online that show off quite a bit of the episode and feature the suit in action, from flying to taking bullets.

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